I solicited "suggestions for next year" but decided not to press
the request with reminders. And so I got only one reply "In regards
to next year's course, I really liked how this year incorporated other faculty
talks when students weren't presenting. I think it's great that the year
starts off with talking about how to make a presentation and critiquing
the faculty up for tenure as a warm up for the class that ensues."
Fall, 2017, the Biology Department requests the following for Assessment:
"direct measures of student learning include artifacts such as written
assignments, research papers/projects, lab reports, case studies, posters,
powerpoint presentations, pre- and post-test measures of knowledge, embedded
exam questions that relate to a specific learning outcome, and student portfolios."
As it turns out, students presented talks using power point, and the pdf's
of the slides are posted (http://starklab.slu.edu/ResColloq/RCschedule2017.htm)
as well as audio recordings (PodCasts). I am not sure how this can be used,
but it is what was requested. I even have word documents of evaluations
of every student's presentation (compiled from all the students in the class).
These I sent privately to each presenter, so they are not public, but I
can provide them as long as I have access to my files. Getting all or most
of the students to write critiques was like pulling teeth ­p; I had to
send out two or three reminders each week.
All students received an A
There were 20 students, 12 enrolled for 0 credits and 8 registered tor 1
credit. The 1 credit students were the ones to present, but all students
were expected to submit evaluations on their classmates' presentations and
the full professor promotion seminars.
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